You have a passion for serving as a leader on campus, in your community, in your workplace. Now you can highlight your leadership experiences in and beyond the classroom.

Leadership Distinction Requirements: 

  1. Sign up and select your Distinction in the RHED portal
  2. Complete 2 approved courses within the Leadership Distinction 
  3. Complete 2 pre-approved experiences within the Leadership Distinction
  4. Complete guided reflections for courses/ experiences, and submit supporting learning artifacts for each course 
  • Reflection: An academic reflection is a short essay for assessment in an academic, experiential learning and skill development context. Guided questions/ prompts provided. 
  • Learning Artifact: A learning artifact is something that you created in response to a course assignment. It may be an essay, slideshow, website, poster, brochure or something else. 
Approved Leadership courses
Pre-approved Leadership experiences
RHED Leadership Rubric 
Option: Students may propose a custom-designed experience or request a course approved by contract.
  • Submitted by student to reflect their individual experiences
  • Must meet at least half of the Distinction's learning outcomes
  • Individual request approval is managed by the RHED committee
Upon graduation, the Distinction is added to student's transcript, they receive a certificate and are awarded a RED braided cord to wear at graduation.

RHED Portal & Sign-up